Iran: US talks possible if they yield 'tangible, practical results' - FM spox.

W/S Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi arriving on stage for presser, Tehran
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SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "We always announced that conversations could be held when its agenda is clear, entails tangible and practical results and both sides are committed to its results and achievements after it finishes, when no signal like this has been received until now from the current US government. Moreover, we regard the talks that are told as very low-level propaganda."
W/S Mousavi speaking at presser *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "Because we know that they are never seeking to have a conversation and an agreement that could lead to an acceptable result."
M/S Mousavi speaking at presser *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "When you do not allow a company to give fuel to a ship, which is carrying cereal and food, because of being afraid of pressures and economic terrorism, why do you say sanctions do not include medication and food? Yes. Food and medication are not included in sanctions but only on paper. In practice, no company dares to do so because of the threats of what you will do against them. Eventually, you drag ordinary Iranian people into a tough situation and implement terrorism against them."
W/S Mousavi speaking at presser *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "These two current steps, taken by Iran in order to decrease its commitments within the JCPOA, are serious. If this condition continues, it is natural that Iran will take its third step which remains unknown, but it would certainly be stronger than the first and the second steps."
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W/S Mousavi leaving presser
SCRIPT
Talks with the US would be possible if they led to "tangible and practical results," said Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.
He added, however, that no such signal had been received from the US government "because we know that they are never seeking to have a conversation and an agreement that could lead to an acceptable result."
The foreign ministry spokesperson also specified that Tehran is serious about decreasing their "commitments within the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action]" and threatened to take a "stronger" next step if the situation does not change.
Iran announced in May that it would partially withdraw from the nuclear deal, or JCPOA, signed with the United States and the EU in 2015, from which the Trump administration withdrew in May 2018, re-imposing sanctions on Iran.
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